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Dec 30, 2012 1:00pm PST
reintegrated into the irish forceaftethe war, a blatant injustice, according to paddy reid, whose father was among the first to desert. he spent four years in india fighting the japanese and was highly decorated. his father, in reality a war hero, was suddenly treated as an outcast in ireland, so the family was cast into poverty. >> the big companies locally, the transport companies, shipping comnies -- he w on the list. i am the oldest in my family, and my early memories of growing up were not enough food, no money coming in. he was not able to work. he just could not get a job. >> what was known as the starvation order had almost 5000 names on it. anyone on it would not be given a job. ireland had gained independence from britain to be with tickets before. it did not want its men fighting for the former colonial overlords. for centuries, the iri had rebelled against british rule. today, relations between ireland and england have improved. for many, the pardoning of the onetime deserters is a further step in the right direction, and advocates of the pardon stress that deserters actually
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